The Water Challenge Chronicles–Alex, Week 6
This is my final week in the water challenge, so after today, I can finally go back to running my faucet for white noise! Just kidding. I actually think Ill keep doing most of the stuff I started doing for the challenge. Not flushing as often really isnt that big of a deal, as long as Im the only one home. Eating less meat hasnt even been a challenge, really. Ive been vegetarian all week, and last night I was at an event where the hosts were serving pizza. I have to admit that the sausage pizza looked good,
but I stuck with green peppers and was quite satisfied. Ive started setting little periods of no meat for myself, so Ill go three days with no meat, or even an entire week. Im not quite ready to become a full vegetarian, but I think this is a good start, at least. The production of red meat, in particular, just requires so much water (and is really bad for the environment in other ways) that it really does lessen one‚ impact to at least reduce the amount consumed.
Where I have failed in this challenge is in getting my landlords to do anything about the inefficient appliances in my building. They never responded to my letter, and the woman with whom Im supposed to speak about this subject doesnt answer her phone or return my calls. It‚ pretty clear that they just dont want to deal with this, which I find pretty annoying, considering the huge amount of money Im giving them every month so that I can live in a tiny apartment. All the more incentive to buy my own place sooner.
Im glad I agreed to participate in this challenge. While I dont think Im a drastically changed person for having done this, I do feel like it has opened my eyes about some things I really didnt pay much attention to before.
I will leave you with another short video that I did for my final entry. Since I participated in the water challenge, that meant my cat had to as well. I wanted to show you how relieved she was that it was over. No, I didnt deprive my cat of water for six weeks. Or even what I claim to have deprived her of in the video, actually. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.